Villalobos Enjoys Big Season

Anthony Villalobos is regarded as one of the top 2014 defenders in the state.

Although Keller (TX) Fossil Ridge didn't have the success in 2012 that they enjoyed from the previous season as a team when they made the post-season, some individual performers did stick out.

Count 2014 defensive end Anthony Villalobos as one of those players.

The 6-foot-3, 250-pounder was a force all year for the Panther defense. Villalobos was among the team leaders in total tackles with 87 but where he made the most impact was attacking the opposing quarterback as he recorded 11 sacks on the season which included a season-high of three against Hebron.

"We didn't make the playoffs, we were one game from going to the playoffs," he said. "I think I did pretty good, I tied the school sack record and helped my team out a lot."

It was a busy season for the rising prospect off the field too as recruiting has picked up. Villalobos made visits to LSU, Oklahoma and Baylor during the season and made an unofficial visit to TCU when the Horned Frogs battled the Sooners.

"It was really exciting, I didn't know how young of a team they had," he said. "They had some true freshmen out there and I thought that was really cool. I loved the atmosphere, it was amazing. I didn't talk to the coaches after the game, they were upset after the loss."

At the moment LSU is showing the most interest according to Villalobos. He already has a junior day invite in February and it's currently his only invitation to a junior day.

"They are sending a lot of stuff and getting my transcripts and everything," he said. "They haven't said anything about an offer yet. They want me to come to a junior day in February."

As LSU shows the most interest, it should come as no surprise that they're among his favorites. However, a few other schools join the Tigers at the top.

"I'm still pretty open but I do like my hometown TCU a lot and I like LSU a lot," he said. "I also like OU. The main teams that are interested in me, I'm interested in them."

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